Friday, January 29, 2010

Time For....Sew and Tell....

Everyone in Blogland is buzzing about JoAnn Mullaly book, 'Wool Crazy'...as they should!! The more I look at this book, the more I love it!! Even if you NEVER make the Crazy Quilt you WILL love it for the gorgeous applique patterns! Next time you are in a quilt shop, pick up this book and flip through it....I guarantee that you will end up buying it!! AND NO I am not getting any $$ to promote this book...;o)

So this is what I have been up to…

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Yes, I sacrificed a package of Starbucks coffee to tone down my yellow wool…. So with the smell of wet wool and coffee permeating the 5th wheel…I did a lot of this….

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And with my trusty bible beside me (Wool Crazy by JoAnn Mullaly) I did A LOT of this…arranging and rearranging…harder than you think!!

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YIKES!…What a mess….

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BUT…it was worth it…so step one is done!! As I look at this picture there are a lot of pieces I would like to change…BUT the camera has made the yellow jump out …there are some pieces I would like to move…but they are basted down so they are going to STAY….I SAID…STAY….

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No, I am NOT talking to you…good dogs!! (The secret to GOOD dogs is lots of walks and three trips to the Dog Park every day…see it works…)Now if only my wool would STAY!

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So now I need to cut off the edges to my 24 inch block (it is now 26 inches), baste down the edges and give it a good pressing. And then, according to JoAnn, the REAL fun starts…the appliqué!! She has SO many beautiful appliqué patterns to choose from that I think the difficult part is going to be to actually PICK one!!P1050934

So this is as far as I got last night....how about you? What did you get done? Come on 'Sew and Tell" time......

9 comments:

Penne said...

That looks really good....

Brenda said...

You are on a roll there Missy! It looks wonderful! Did you use a "stabilizer"?

Sandy said...

Very cool, Paulette. I am still waiting for my book to come in the mail. Have my wools in a stack...wow, those are big squares!

Marj said...

While I'm still waiting for my book to arrive, I've been shopping at the thrift stores for wool. I now have a good stash and as soon as I get them washed and cut apart I will be ready to start the crazy quilt. If I am lucky the book will get here tomorrow.

paulette said...

Hi Brenda!
Under the wool-the very bottom is the Warm and Natural batting, then the foundation fabric (I used muslin) and then your wool. It is sandwiched and basted together. JoAnn said to use the Spray Adhesive on the batting but mine spray is at home so I just basted it and it worked fine.
Take care!
Paulette

jampatterns said...

Paulette..It looks wonderful....Now as I said "the fun begins".... Add lots of things you love....not just my designs...:) ...and have fun with the stitches!!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Your block is wonderful, I like the effect you received from the coffee dying on the yellow. I am waiting for my book to get started too.

Anonymous said...

Great job - the coffee really toned down the yellow. You are off to a good start. LindaB.

Gail said...

Hi, I just bought 'the book'. My head is spinning! I am presently working on a BOM from Ewenique Creations and I'm hooked... I'm thinking I can work on this in between... Do you think I can cancel my Easter company and just say I'm feeling a bit 'crazy'....
Anyway hope you don't mind if I ask a few questions here and there... Gail